Sundar Singh Gurjar breaks javelin record, makes up for ‘missing’ 2016 Paralympics

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Written by Andrew Amsan
| New Delhi |
Published: July 24, 2018 1:24:49 am


Sundar Singh Gurjar eclipsed the world record set by Devendra Jhajharia. (Source: Twitter)

Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar, 22, has contemplated suicide twice in his life. The first time was when he lost his arm in a freak accident in 2015 and the second, when he failed to reach the competition area on time at the 2016 Paralympics.

But on both occasions, he overcame the urge to take his own life and with support from his coach he started anew. The Rajasthan athlete’s resilience paid off as he enjoyed a gold-laden 2017, which included a Para Worlds medal in London.
Less than a fortnight ago, Sundar eclipsed the world record set by Devendra Jhajharia at the Paralympics in Rio, the event he could not participate in because he did not hear the ‘call’ though he…

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